IFF Appoints Ana Paula Mendonça as President of Scent Division


IFF (NYSE: IFF) has announced the appointment of Ana Paula Mendonça as the President of the Scent division, effective April 1st. With a career dedicated to advancing and commercializing fragrances, Mendonça will take the helm of IFF’s industry-leading Scent business unit, encompassing fine fragrance, consumer fragrance, and fragrance ingredients. She will be based in New York City and will continue to be an integral part of IFF’s Executive Leadership Team.

Mendonça brings extensive experience to her new role, having joined IFF in Brazil in 1996. Throughout her tenure, she has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Scent division, including president of fragrance ingredients and regional general manager of North America for consumer fragrances. Her expertise spans across category management in fine fragrance, home, fabric, and beauty, as well as global marketing, creative design, and product innovation. Notably, since December 2022, Mendonça has served as IFF’s senior vice president of Commercial Excellence, overseeing the company’s global key account initiative, sales excellence program, commercial analytics, and digital enablement.

Erik Fyrwald, CEO of IFF, expressed confidence in Mendonça’s ability to lead the Scent division, citing her extensive experience and leadership in enhancing the company’s Commercial Excellence capability. He emphasized the importance of the Scent business and the role it plays in driving sustainable, profitable growth through innovation.

Mendonça holds a Masters in Business Agility Program and Leadership Excellence Through Awareness and Practice from INSEAD, as well as a degree in business management from UAM in Sao Paulo. She is an active member of the IFF Global Inclusion Committee and was honored with the 2023 Nancy Poulos Leadership Award from Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc.

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